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11/01/2018

Sky Announces New Partnership With Jaunt

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Sky has announced a new partnership with Jaunt Inc.

Sky VR Studio, Sky's in-house virtual reality studio, will use Jaunt's XR Platform to deliver content to consumers via its Sky VR app. Sky will become the first media company to adopt the Jaunt XR Platform for the distribution of its VR content, which includes experiences that allow viewers to explore inside The Jungle Book's King Louis' temple as well as ride a Star Wars X-wing starfighter fighting Imperial forces.

The partnership marks the launch of the Jaunt XR Platform and will be one of the immersive technology company’s showcase demonstrations at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January.

Gary Davey, Managing Director of Content at Sky said: "The viewing habits of our customers are evolving and, the appetite for immersive content is growing day by day. Since launching the Sky VR Studio in 2016, we’ve been at the forefront of VR content creation – fusing together world-leading technology with the best storytelling and ideas. This year Sky will launch ‘Hold the World’, an inside look at the Natural History Museum’s collection of rare objects featuring a three-dimensional hologram of Sir David Attenborough – a world first.

"To deliver these experiences to our customers, we need the right platforms and technology. We’re excited to adopt the Jaunt XRP as it will let us take the next steps in our VR journey, helping ready the Sky VR App to handle the ever more innovative and complex VR experiences we will be creating."
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